The Thing System aims to Revolutionize Home Automation

Originally posted on MAKE:

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Marshall T. Rose was recently at the O’Reilly Video Studio to discuss The Thing System, an open-source solution for both home automation and controlling the internet of things. It’s currently in alpha, but already boasts an impressive array of functionality with devices as varied as lightbulbs and Tesla automobiles.

Where it differs from other home automation systems is in its versatility. The Thing System isn’t a stand-alone entity, but one that can adapt to a variety of devices over several wireless protocols. Using machine learning, it will also have the capability to anticipate the user’s behaviors, turning it into a true piece of assistive tech rather than a glorified remote control.

Rose is co-founder of The Thing System with MAKE’s own Alasdair Allan. I was able to chat about it in more detail with Alasdair. See the interview below.

It seems that home automation has been in the tech…

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